So, Valentine’s Day is coming up, and you want to make something special for that someone special, but you don’t really cook. Or you won’t have time to cook. Or you’re going out for a fabulous dinner, but want to start the day off with a hot pink surprise. Or you want a fun, healthy, hot pink treat for the kids. I’ve got you covered with this Hot Pink Smoothie.
Why I love this Hot Pink Smoothie
This hot pink smoothie recipe is what I call a 3 x 3. Just three ingredients, and it’s ready in three minutes or less–including rinsing out the blender!
It’s healthy, with no added sugars–just whole food raspberries and banana. It’s simple—just throw it in the blender and hit the button. And the fresh mint makes each sip feel light and refreshing, and the whole drink just a little bit fancy.
Plus, berries are brimming with anti-oxidants, so much so that Dr. Greger of NutritionFacts.org recommends we all get at least one serving of berries a day. Of course, some berries have more anti-oxidants than others and as it turns out, raspberries are one of the best.
This hot pink smoothie is a quick and easy breakfast or snack everyone in the family will go for. It’s just slightly sweet, so if you wanted to sweeten it a bit more for the kids, you could add some apple, or replace some or all of the water with a naturally sweetened fruit juice.
Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends. Here’s to you, to love, and a to long, healthy life. Cheers!
If you like this whole food, plant-based, no oil recipe, you might also like:
- Chilled Beet Soup
- ‘Everything’ Vegan Gazpacho
- Skinny Chocolate Mint Chia Powder Pudding
- Skinny Pumpkin Spice Pudding
Hot Pink Smoothie
- 1 12- ounce bag frozen raspberries
- 1 banana (not overripe)
- 10 fresh mint leaves (+ more for garnish)
- 3/4 cup cold water (preferably filtered. Or sub hibiscus tea for added nutrition.)
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender, and process on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.